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Kiara ToiloloMs. RobertsAP Literature/ Period 220 November 2020The LandladyIn 1943, P.K Page,a poet, published the poem “The Landlady” which is about alandlady’s curiosity and obsessiveness with hertenants' livestenants lives. Page then goes intodepth about the landlady’s actions when her tenants are gone, how much the landlady needs hertenants, and how she feels about her tenants. Through the use of diction and imagery, the speakerportrays the landlady as inquisitive and intimidating,because of how invested she is intoherboarders’ lives for she is always lurking around the corner watching and listening.The landlady is portrayed as inquisitive through the use of diction,because of the actionsshe does when her tenants are not there. In lines 14-15, the landlady “unlocks” her tenants“keyholes with the wire of sight” and “searches”her tenants “rooms for clues when they areout.”Here, explains howthe speaker’s use of words create this inquisitive mood of the landlady

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